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Sensational early original formal studio photo of Ty Cobb in dapper street attire, signed in black fountain pen and inscribed by Cobb to Helene, "A Real Fan" from Tyrus R Cobb.  "Helene" is very likely Helene Champlain, a New York based book dealer and collector with whom Cobb had a long friendship and years of correspondence.  The photograph bears the embossed stamp of Champlain Studios of Boston and New York - clearly some relation, though Helene Champlain worked not as a photographer but as the manager of the Waldorf Astoria bookstore.  Still, a significant amount of correspondence between Cobb and Champlain exists, and has found its way into the hobby.

This signed photograph was clearly a gift to Champlain, and was prepared as such, the photo measuring at least 7" x 9 1/2" (the matte prohibits us from examining the entire photo), framed to 13 1/2" x 16 1/2", the signature carefully applied underneath the image.  This was likely a relatively expensive undertaking, even in the late 1920s or early 1930s, from when the photo is likely to originate.  The photo is professionally matted and framed in a modern frame, creating an outstanding display.

A unique and exeptional display-worthy original photo and autograph, of all the Ty Cobb signatures we have encountered, this is the finest and most suited for display.  Created by Cobb for one of his dearest friends.  Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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Incredible Ty Cobb Signed Original Photograph (PSA/DNA)
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,680
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
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